Meet The Harpy Eagle – People Mistake It For A Person In Costume

Now that’s a big bird! This is how most people react when they see a harpy for the first time, whether in person or in a photo. The huge bird is, well, absolutely huge. Fierce. Majestic.

These powerful birds of prey can reach up to 3 feet 5 inches in height, with an overall wingspan of up to 7 feet 4 inches

Despite its substantial dimensions, its wingspan is slightly more compact compared to certain other eagle species—this adaptation stems from its habitat. These uncommon avian creatures inhabit the upper canopy of tropical lowland rainforests stretching from Mexico to Brazil and extending to northern Argentina.